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    October 5, 2012
    12:00 - 12:30pm EDT  

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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal tv-11 news at noon. >> it is postseason magic 15 years in the making. buckle up, orioles fans, the playoff drought ends tonight.
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the birds are our big story this hour. they are in arlington, texas right now, gearing up to play the one and done wild-card game. this veteran is one of only three players with postseason experience. yu darvish will start for texas. he has yet to pitch against the orioles. chris davis says he will spend the last few hours before the game learning has much as he can about darvish. >> we have not seen him this year. we know his reputation. we are going to go out there and learn as much as we can about him. >> he throws cutters, sliders, if curveballs. >> first pitch is tonight at
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8:37. jennifer tells us have the uncertainty of the one game playoff is creating a conundrum for local businesses. >> baltimore waiting to see if they can beat texas in texas and then come back to take on the yankees. in the meantime, businesses are finding themselves in the classic hurry up and wait situation. a win on friday means putting things in high gear, creating a divisional t-shirt. >> we are hoping they are going to win on friday. we will come in and start printing on saturday. >> at this hotel, a fried a win would mean a huge boom in business, as it did friday -- affright a win would mean a huge boom in business as
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yankees fans are known for coming to baltimore to watch the games. then there is the beer. the more than 160 employees at this distribution company are waiting with bated breath. not only do they supply beer to bars and restaurants, they have an important client vital to this weekend. >> camden yards is our big clients with 40,000-50,000 people. >> for now, it is a wait and see situation. >> if we lose, the whole process will come to a halt. if we win, the town will be going crazy. we will be out there, excited, looking forward to sunday and monday. >> while there is a shower chance down in texas this evening, here we are doing fine, lots of sunshine, and temperatures are warm enough.
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the airport right now, 77 degrees. did you point is lower today. less -- the dew point is lower, less humidity in the air. by the time we hit the end of the weekend, the temperatures take a real tumble. in fact, early next week we may even experience frost in some areas. big changes coming this weekend. i will have details coming up. >> the september jobs report has just been released and it shows the unemployment rate below 8% for the first time in nearly four years. the news is good for job- seekers, but also for president obama, who is trying to maintain his lead in the bulls after a week debate. >> september's unemployment rate delivered president obama a pre-election gift. this is the first time it has been below 8% during his
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presidency. >> we know there is still that willingness for all of us to see that more people are put but to work. in this particular report, i am happy to see that we have continued growth. >> employers added 114,000 jobs in september. the numbers shocked analysts, who predicted the jobless rate would stay around 8% and possibly grow. >> this is a big report. >> president obama called the report proved that the economy is improving under his policies. >> we have made too much product progress to return to the policies that led to the crisis in the first place. >> mitt romney launched a tv ad that the recovery is too slow. even economists seem hesitant, pointing of the the number of new jobs created each month has been decreasing since july.
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this report a positive sign for a still fragile of economy. one downside to the report, many of the jobs created were part- time jobs, not full-time jobs. >> thank you, daniel. baltimore county police are now investigating a house fire as arson. they say the suspect used an accelerant at separate locations. the home was also burglarized. a 2006 porsche was stolen, including a television -- as well as other items, including a television and a dvd player. $680,000 worth of drugs, a handgun, two vehicles and $118,000 of cash are now in custody of the sheriff's office. authorities manage to intercept
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drug trafficking and arrest 21 gang members things to wiretap operation. according to the office, the gang known as the world's most dangerous move heroin and cocaine through the baltimore area each week. >> the message we went to send to those gang members -- want to send to those gang members to bring drugs to our county, we're looking for you and we will find you. >> coming up, a new virus attacks maryland computers with a bogus threat claiming to be from a state office. plus, a baltimore county and plus, a baltimore county and kidnaps a co-worke want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it!
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>> today we are learning some disturbing details about a brawl that have been behind a bar and involved four students. it all happened after a game. baltimore city police tell us set police tried to break up the altercation and requested back up. when police responded and tried to separate the two teams, a
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volunteer pushed and shoved staff members, grabbed a student by the collar and punched a player in the head. the player was wearing his helmet. apparent told officers she also saw him stop on her son. parents spoke with another student -- parents of another student said they saw him punched their child. he faces counts of second-degree assault. a man kidnaps his own roommate and then holds him for ransom. police arrested 29-year-old justin gorham, charging him with kidnapping, assault and use of a firearm. he and the victim work at a scrap metal company. they got into an argument over $2,000. gore and eventually forced the victim into a truck, pulled out
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a gun and demanded a family member bring cash to a gas station. police caught up with him and found the victim unharmed in the back seat. still to come, and nationwide meningitis outbreak spreads to maryland and leaves at least one person dead. what investigators space-bar to the spread. >> there is a big storm -- what investigators say sparked the spread. >> there is a big storm out there. the forecast is just ahead. blue skies of their and lots
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>> state health officials are urging doctors and hospitals to stop using a steroid that has been linked to a diddley nationwide meningitis outbreak. -- deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak. the company has recalled nearly 7000 vials of the steroid, some of which came to maryland. >> all of them have pulled the implicated lots of products and they are contacting victims who may have been exposed. >> to see a list of all the facilities affected by the recall, visit our web site, wbaltv.com, and click on medical alert. it seems like everyone is going
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high-tech these days, and hospitals are no exception. we report from a state of the art hospital in texas that offers a brand new technology. >> if all you see here is an ordinary hospital room, wait until you get inside. that is kathleen cox, the project consultant with texas health alliance, and this is a location based math on the same computer as patient medical records inside every hospital room that can be used to track doctors, nurses and you. >> we can tell you where the patient is, in surgery, in therapy, where in sight. we are the first hospital to have this device. the patient can access their medical health record and know what procedures they are having today. >> they can also call leaners and watch tv.
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-- call a nurse and watch tv. this lists your name, dr. an important characteristics like infections or if you are a fall risk. >> all of that will be clear for the staff, any special treatment the patient needs before they enter the room. >> they also have an android and iphone application that helps you find parking lot and wherever it is you're going inside. >> now, your 11 inds the weather + forecast with meteorologist john -- in so whether + forecast with meteorologist john collins. >> there is rain out west and a cold front. there is a cold air behind it. there will be blizzard like conditions in parts of minnesota and the dakotas. this morning, temperatures were
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in the 20's. they have snow on the ground. that will not be the situation for us, but it is an indication of the cold air that will be coming in behind that front. temperatures are climbing. with all that sunshine, 77 in annapolis. on the boardwalk, a 76. parton, 74. weston, 72. almost 80 in frederick. here is the satellite image with these clouds. there is the storm itself spinning around. this is the windy, blizzard part where snow is still falling in parts of minnesota. most of it is canada -- in canada right now. things have really begun to chill down up there. the front itself is running through central ohio at this time. mild temperatures ahead of the
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front. at the moment, we are enjoying the nice side of this. once we get through the weekend, we will be on the other side. it's quite a bit chillier. west southwest winds at 10 with a lot of sun today. sun said this evening at 6:42. for boaters, there is some open shop on the day. down in texas, as far as baseball is concerned, this evening in arlington they might get some rain showers. there is a chance. temperatures will be in the 50's by the end of the game. shower chances are scattered, so they will probably get the game in. by saturday morning, we begin to pick up a few clouds. a front is approaching. arrange dances come in through
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the afternoon and nighttime hours on sunday -- rain chances come in through the afternoon and i 10 hours on sunday but -- nighttime hours on sunday. where will get your attention is the cold temperatures. 81 today. 76 saturday. only 55 on sunday. rain chances of late saturday into sunday. tuesday, 38 and there might be some frost in the area. the highs will be in the 50's for the rest of the week. and on sunday, it looks like it will be mostly sunny and chile at arrowhead stadium, a 52-57 for the temperatures. >> in today's consumer alert, a warning from the maryland controller's office. a computer virus is attacking individual computers, trying to give victims to shell out
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hundreds of dollars. it is similar to the virus we told you about a few weeks ago from the fbi. these hackers claim to be from the comptroller's office. a representative from the comptroller's office says you should contact authorities immediately if you receive any of messages. >> not only the comptroller's office, but any government agency or business organization that you do business with. if it seems suspicious, it probably is. >> the comptroller office says it rarely communicates via the internet. honda is recalling more than 820,000 vehicles today because of possible faulty headlights. the latest recall involves 2002- 2003 honda civics as well as 2004-2005 honda pilots. the wires connected to a control switch for the headlights can overheat and melt, knocking of
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the low beams. the company has promised to repair the problem for free. american airlines is working on fixing its on mechanical problems. the airline has floor mounted -- says 50 flights have been canceled and 44 are likely to be canceled while repairs are in the works. seeds -- seats need additional steps to be locked up to the floor. if you think we paid too much for a gallon of gas, be thankful you do not live in southern california. stations say they are running out of gas. they have stopped buying wholesale because prices are too high. the average price is four $30 $0.20, up $0.90 since yesterday.
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-- four $30 $0.20 -- $4.32.
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>> one of the most popular attractions in the northeast is
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now officially open for business. the jackal lantern spectacular features 5000 eliminated pumpkins with intricate carvings. they include carved scenes from popular movies, broadway and tv shows. the festive lanterns are also useful. they are placed along these do wetland trails. >> the maryland lottery celebrates purple friday all season long. >> happy purple friday. it is time to play your pick three game. for starters, we have a nine as printed on the ball, also purple. in the middle, that is an 8. final number for your pick three game is six, making your picked three numbers 9, 8, 6. your pick four in just a moment.
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check out the hot 5 for october. all games are selling fast and have limited inventory. and now bernie north is ready to go. 7, 9, 9, 9. recapping your pick four numbers today, 7, 9, 9, 9. the maryland lottery, let yourself play. >> john is back with a last check of the forecast. >> lots of sunshine today, temperatures in the 80's. rain tomorrow into sunday. sunday in the 50's. a couple of mornings next week will be in the 30's. >> a good night to go find a place to watch the orioles game.
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thank you for joining us. go orioles.
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